End of life patients face mental health challenges uniquely existential and spiritual in nature — but psychedelics are emerging as a possible solution to relieve the suffering.
The curlier the hair, the cooler you are.
Your sexual education was probably inadequate. Here’s the information you always needed.
Biological age is a better health indicator than the number of years you’ve lived, but it’s tricky to measure.
Like toddlers, adults can also get "overtired."
Having a "buff" skeleton prevents infirmity in old age.
From grave robbing to giving your own body to science.
Sexual attitudes are more man-like than ever. Here’s what that means for women.
Marburg virus, like its cousin Ebola, causes severe disease, with fatality rates ranging from 22% to 90%.
A deadly myth has been manufactured from poor methods and wishful thinking.
What if we could harvest energy from human heat, sweat, or vibrations?
Ev Fedorenko’s Interesting Brains Project highlights the human brain’s remarkable capacity to adapt, reorganize in the face of early damage.
The Apple Watch could soon take the pain out of monitoring blood sugar levels.
New research shows psychedelics activate receptors inside brain cells that other compounds, like serotonin, cannot.
The soft robotic models are patient-specific and could help clinicians zero in on the best implant for an individual.
As improving biotech offers us longevity, we can prepare to live much better as we age.
Research shows that spending more time on social media is associated with body image issues in boys and young men.
A healthy endocannabinoid system is critical to the human body’s immune functions.
The body uses its own electricity to repair wounds. Faster healing may be possible with additional electrical stimulation.
Epigenetic entropy shows that you can’t fully understand cancer without mathematics.
Gum disease begins in the mouth but spreads to the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is just one of several diseases linked to poor oral health.
We get more REM sleep in the winter.
Researchers found that the average penis increased in size from 4.8 inches in 1992 to 6 inches in 2021. But in some regions, they shrank.
"Rational vaccinology" could lead to effective cancer vaccines.
From the bedside to the lab bench, here’s how laboratory testing works.
When migraine and tension-headache patients overuse their medications, they can actually trigger more headaches.
It’s sustainable, nutritious and delicious. Scientists need to ramp up efforts to meet this urgent need.
The pathogen typically kills more than 90% of people it infects.
Get the most out of your coffee.
Hundreds of these cannabis-related chemicals now exist, both natural and synthetic, inspiring researchers in search of medical breakthroughs.